Rivet

A rivet is a permanent mechanical fastener. Before being installed, a rivet consists of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end. The end opposite the head is called the buck-tail. On installation the rivet is placed in a punched or drilled hole, and the tail is upset, or bucked (i.e., deformed), so that it expands to about 1.5 times the ...
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Rivet

• (v. t.) To fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron. • (n.) A metallic pin with a head, used for uniting two plates or pieces of material together, by passing it through them and then beating or pressing down the point so that it shall spread out and form a second head; a pin or bolt headed or clinched at bot...
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rivet

noun heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together
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Rivet

[software] Rivet is a shareware application for Mac OS X 10.5, developed by Cynical Peak Software. It was first released on April 12, 2008. The Little App Factory purchased Rivet in 2010 for an undisclosed sum. The application allows Mac OS X users to stream their iTunes music library, iPhoto photo library, and movies to their Xbox 360 or P...
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Rivet

Riv'et noun [ French, from river to rivet; perhaps from Icelandic rifa to fasten together. Confer Reef part of a sail.] A metallic pin with a head, used for uniting two plates or pieces of material together, by passing it through them and then beating or pressing down the point so th...
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Rivet

Riv'et transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Riveted ; present participle & verbal noun Riveting .] 1. To fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron. 2. To spread out the end or p...
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Rivet

A headed metal fastener of some malleable material used to join parts, as metal plates, of structures and machines by inserting the shank through a hole in each piece and forming a head on the headless end.
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Rivet

Another closure item that is inserted into a hole and a tool is used to flatten the back and hold it firm. Often used with grommets.
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rivet

fix take up secure metal pin 
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rivet

headed pin or bolt used as a permanent fastening in metalwork; for several decades it was indispensable in steel construction. A head is formed on ... [1 related articles]
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rivet

rivet, headed metal pin or bolt whose shaft is passed through holes in two or more pieces of metal, wood, plastic, or other material in order to unite them by forming the plain end into a second head. The button-head rivet has a hemispherical head; the countersunk-head rivet has a flat head made to ...
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Rivet

Used to permanently fix two or more sheets of metal together.
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rivet

[n] - heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together 2. [v] - fasten with a rivet or rivets 3. [v] - hold (someone`s attention)
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